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Minneapolis Cops Plant Gun On Teen After They Gun Him Down

April 1, 2009

 

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Fong Lee was 19, and riding his bicycle with some friends.  A cop says he saw a friend pass Lee a gun.   After colliding the patrol car with Lee’s bike, Lee fell off an ran. 

Police claim he turned to shoot at the officers.  So they plugged him four times.  After he fell, they shot him another 5 times.  Other officers found Lee dead on his back, spread eagle, with a .380 semi-automatic pistol about 3 feet from his hand.

No fingerprints or DNA was recovered from the weapon.  Eyewitness reports and video seem to support that Lee was not armed.

The gun owner reported it stolen in 2004.  It was found several days later, where it remained in police custody and never returned.  The gun was stored at the Fourth Precinct.  Jason Anderson, the cop who killed Lee, was assigned to the Fouth Precinct.

So, 10 days after Lee was killed, in typical CYA-mode, the police wrote a NEW report, and said that Lee’s gun was actually a different gun.

Oh, and by the way, Officer Anderson got a Medal of Valor for his connection with the case.